Faculty and Staff

Jessica Gonzalez

Jessica Gonzalez
Jessica Gonzalez

Teaching Areas

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Techniques in Counseling
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Group Counseling
  • Research
  • Multicultural Counseling and Development

Research Areas

  • Multicultural issues in counseling
  • Client outcome in inpatient and outpatient counseling clients
  • Mindfulness interventions for individuals with health and their caregivers

About Dr. Gonzalez

Jessica Gonzalez holds a Ph.D in education with an emphasis in counselor education from the University of Central Florida, and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Gonzalez is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in working with adults in outpatient/inpatient counseling settings, as well as working with family caregivers and persons with health disparities.

Dr. Gonzalez has been an assistant professor in the Counseling and Career Development master's degree program at CSU since 2015. Some held leadership positions include past president of the Florida Counseling Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and ad-hoc reviewer of referred journals.

Selected Publications

  • Barden, S.M., Gutirrez, D., Gonzalez, J., Ali, S. (2016). Healing Faith: A Qualitative Exploration of Latina Breast Cancer Survivors. Counseling and Values.
  • Wood, A., Gonzalez, J., & Barden, S. M. (2015). Mindful caring: Using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with caregivers of cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33, 66-84. DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2014.977418
  • Gonzalez, J., & Barden, S. M. (2014). Existential counseling as a vehicle to support Latina breast cancer. Counseling and Values. 59(1), 49-64. DOI: 10.1002/j.2161- 007X.2014.00041.x

Selected Awards

  • 2017 Certificate of Excellence in Research, School of Education, Colorado State University
  • 2015 Emerging Graduate Student Leader, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development